Major Feasts


Troparion of the Paramon of Theophany (Epiphany)

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Soft chromatic version.

Troparion of the Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany)

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Soft chromatic version.

Troparion of the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on December 24th.  Soft Chromatic version.

Troparion of the Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung from December 20th - 23rd, "Make ready, O Bethlehem...".   Soft Chromatic version.

Canon of the Nativity of Christ

This double Canon of the Nativity has both sets of Katabasiae. Sing the first set from Nov. 21 - Dec. 24. On Christmas, sing them both, as written here. Sing the second set from Dec. 26 - 31. Updated 6/21/13.

Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

See music for different ways to sing this Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ

Kontakion of Annunciation

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Sung on March 25th, the initial Sundays in Lent, and at the Akathist Hymn.

Kontakion of Annunciation - Arabic

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This hymn is the Arabic version of "To thee the Champion Leader" and is sung on the Sundays during Lent before March 25th,on the Feast of Annunciation, March 25th, itself, and on the Fridays of Lent during the Akathist Hymn.

A Good Word

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Selected verses from Psalm 44, sung at feasts of the All-holy Theotokos.  Click on the MIDI file (Listen) to hear how it sounds.

Katabasiae for the Cross

These Katabasiae are sung in Orthros (Matins) from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  They can also be sung at the Sacrament of Baptism, while the baby or child is being clothed.  They are sung in a special Tone 8, similar to the Canon of the Paraklesis.  UPDATED AND CORRECTED, 8/29/13

Ss. Peter & Paul-Orthros

ORTHROS music for the Feast, sung on the day of June 29th.

Ss. Peter & Paul-Vespers

VESPERS music for the Feast, sung on the evening of June 28th.

Polyeleos-Psalm 135

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This is the 2nd Polyeleos, Psalm 135, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

Polyeleos-Psalm 134

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This is the 1st Polyeleos, Psalm 134, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

Epiphany of our Lord (Baptism of Christ)

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Feast Day is January 6th.  Also under "Theophany of our Lord Series."

Exaposeilarion of the Nativity of Christ

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This is sung during Matins (Orthros) of the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Troparion of Pascha

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the standard Troparion of Pascha, in English, Arabic, and Greek.

Troparion of the Forefeast of the Cross

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on the eve of the Feast of the Cross, September 13th

Kontakion of the Annunciation-Arabic

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

This version has the English transliteration to sing this in Arabic. Sung also at the Akathist service. Updated 3/9/09 with ison.

Troparion of Pentecost

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

50 days after Pascha: Standard Archdiocese Version

Before Thy Cross

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Before Thy Cross

Sung on September 14th and the Third Sunday of Great Lent

Troparion of the Elevation of the Cross

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Sung on September 14th and the Third Sunday of Great Lent: Standard Archdiocese Version

Kontakion of Annunciation

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn - Service

Kontakion of Annunciation

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn - Service

Kontakion of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Feast day is February 2nd